William F. Siert

William F. Siert

May 18, 1922 – August 22, 2020


William “Bill” Siert was born on May 18,1922 in Blair, NE.  He was the youngest of five children.

Bill met his wife to be, Betty Palmer in Long Beach, CA.  They had a five week-long distance relationship before marrying in 1942.

Betty and Bill had three beautiful children and four amazing grandchildren.  They were married for seventy-three years.

Bill served his country in WWII, stationed on a ship in the South Pacific.

Bill was a welder by trade and an accomplished custom home builder of sixty years.  He loved his work and all the people he had the pleasure of working with.

Bill loved cross-country road trips, poker, and teaching people how to play blackjack.

Bill was fun-loving and always had a joke to share!

Preceded in death by wife, Betty M. Siert.  Survived by daughters, Marsha Melingagio (Paul) and Peggy Siert (Lee Ross); son, Murray Siert (Eileen); grandchildren: Emily Melingagio Zimmermann (John), Colin Siert (Becca), Shannon Siert, and Logan Ross; nieces and nephews.

VISITATION observing CDC guidelines: Wednesday, August 26th from 12noon to 1pm at the West Center Chapel, with FUNERAL SERVICE at 1pm.  Family Interment with military honors at Evergreen Memorial Park.  Memorials are suggested to the Rose Blumkin Home and Nebraska Humane Society.  To view a live broadcast of the Funeral Service, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click on the “View Live Service” button on the home page.




  • Barbara Sandvold Posted August 23, 2020 5:42 pm

    So sorry to hear of Uncle Bill’s passing. Such a good and honorable life lived. I’m leaving tomorrow so won’t be able to attend his funeral. My prayers are with you.

  • Jeff Madsen Posted August 23, 2020 6:28 pm

    My condolences to your family. I am the son of Sharon K.Madsen(Siert). My sympathy goes out to you and your family.

  • Gary & Nora Kugler Posted August 23, 2020 7:56 pm

    We are sorry for your loss and hope you know that Bill was a great friend and will be missed dearly. We are sending our thoughts and prayers to all of your families.
    – Gary and Nora

  • Barb Ganey Posted August 24, 2020 9:13 am

    We had the privilege of meeting Bill when he put an addition on our home 25 years ago. He was such a smart man and did a great job. But what I remember the most was his integrity and genuiness. He reminded me so much of my father. His handshake was his word and you had complete trust in him. It was clear this is how he lived his life. Peggy, I am sure you and your family are heart-broken to say good-bye. I will keep you in my prayers for healing.

  • Eileen Posted August 24, 2020 4:22 pm

    The Broken Chain…we little knew that morning that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of us went with you, the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide; and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side. Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same; but as God calls us one by one, the Chain will link again.
    Heaven just got an upgrade and a whole lot funnier. I suppose you’ll have taught all of heaven how to play black jack before too long…until I see you again.

  • Hal & Pam Hoff Posted August 26, 2020 1:07 pm

    Our condolences.

  • Liz Kaiser Noehren Posted August 27, 2020 8:13 am

    Peggy, I wanted to send my condolences on the passing of your father. I have very fond memories of both your parents. I’m so sorry for you loss. Liz Kaiser Noehren

  • Ginny Cover Posted August 29, 2020 3:18 pm

    My love and deepest sympathy to all of the Siert family. I wish I could have attended the funeral, but I watched the beautiful service online, and my heart was full.

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